Zendaya has been in the spotlight since she was a young girl and has since taken on more tasking roles such as Rue in HBO’s “Euphoria.”
Amid playing a character who tackles heavy topics, including drug addiction, the actress has the support of her loving boyfriend, Tom Holland.
The Primetime Emmy Award winner recently got candid about the positives of having someone like her partner in her corner while navigating life as a Hollywood star.
Zendaya Is Grateful To Have Tom Holland In Her Corner
On Wednesday, April 20, Zendaya opened up about the benefits of having Holland by her side while speaking with ET at the For Your Consideration event hosted by Euphoria.
The 25-year-old, who began dating her “Spiderman: No Way Home” co-star while shooting the film series, praised him for helping her detox from the heaviness of the HBO drama. She said:
“I think it’s great to have that support and love around you because you need that. This isn’t an easy job, so it’s good to have that to free you up from it every now and then.”
Zendaya stars as Rue, a high schooler who battles staying clear of drugs after completing her rehab term. Her character also navigates drama-filled friendships, family relationships, and sexuality issues.
The star coyly addressed the widespread speculations on if her boyfriend was present during Lexi’s play in the show’s second season, saying, “The world may never know.”
The outlet shared that Holland has been vocal about his desire to star in “Euphoria” alongside his beau. He said to IMDb:
“I have been petitioning for this for a long time, and it has not happened yet, and I’m very disappointed,” adding that he appeared on set about 30 times in the season.
The “Greatest Showman” actress confirmed her boyfriend’s statement while speaking to the publication in January, before the second season of the HBO show premiered.
The girlfriend of the “Spiderman: Far From Home” actor said, “[Holland] supported me through the whole season.” As for his desire to star in the show, she noted that they have talked about it.
Zendaya continued, “You know, we joke about sneaking him into the background and seeing if someone can spot him.”
The “Shake It Up” actress touched on rumors that “Euphoria” may not air until 2024 despite its renewal for a 3rd season, saying:
“I think that might be true. I honestly don’t know. There’s some executives that know better than me. You might wanna ask them.”
The “Euphoria” Star Talks Leaving Music Industry Amid Hit Soundtrack Release
Zendaya lent her vocals to a duet with Labrinth for a “Euphoria” season 2 soundtrack titled “I’m Tired,” released on February 27.
In March, The Blast disclosed that the song first played in episode 4, where Rue embraced Labrinth. The star’s verse played at the end when her character achieved peace on her sobriety journey.
The song became a chart-topping hit, leading Zendaya to express her thanks to listeners and explain why she left her music career behind. She tweeted:
“I stepped away from music quite a while ago for a number of reasons, but I still really love it, so the kindness and support I’ve received the past few days just for a little tiny toe dip back into some music means the absolute world to me..thanks<3.”
The “Shake It Up” actress also contributed her songwriting and vocal skills to other tracks on the HBO series, including “Elliot’s Song” with her co-star Dominic Fike and “All For Us.”
Zendaya got candid about leaving her music career in an interview with Paper Magazine, explaining that the industry “sucks you dry a little bit.” She continued:
“I think the [music] industry takes a little bit of passion away from you… What I thought I wanted, it’s not what I want anymore, [especially] when I think about what I had to deal with in the music industry.”
The “Dune” actress hinted she had a negative history with signing contracts as a young artist when she said:
“My number one advice, for [the entertainment] industry in general but mostly the music industry, it’s look over those contracts, every single word, and don’t sign anything that isn’t worth it to you. You are worth more than they will say that you are.”